During the weekend, I watched Thunderbirds. This was simply awful. It resembled something like Spy Kids, which seems to be its inspiration.
Focused mostly on Alan, played by Brady Corbet, who does a much better job in Mysterious Skin, it's about an adolescent in a family of all-male superheroes lead by the dad played by Bill Paxton. All the older brothers are instantly forgettable and Paxton is too.
What exactly is Lady Penelope and her British butler there for? The film stereotypes nerds by having a father and son who both lisp. Tintin is the oddly named Indian girl that Alan possibly has a thing for, though maybe there's something going on between him and geeky Fermat.
The special effects are blah, but that's fine. I didn't have high expectations for special effects. I don't need it to be realistic.
Finally, there's Ben Kingsley. While he's fun in Species as is the rest of the cast, he's essentially Tony Shaloub's equivalent. At least Spy Kids is marginally fun, if occasionally flat.
This was an incredibly painful film to sit through.
Rates D for entertainment and goodness.
corrections - - Chick Corea (note the spelling) was a member of Miles Davis' band. - Graham Chapman, the only Graham in the group, is the only deceased mem...
1 month ago